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Findley Elementary School

April 15, 2022

Message from the Principal

Findley Community~

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is enjoying the extra two days with your kiddos this week. Our teachers and staff have used this time to grow our learning around anti-bias, anti-racist practices and learning opportunities. Additionally, teachers have had time to review student learning and individual progress, and plan for the final nine weeks of school.

As we begin to wrap up this year, we are already thinking about next year. Our Parent Input Form will be accepting responses through June 1st. Families, if there is anything you'd like to share with us about your child as we create next year's classes, now is time to share that with us.

As we enter this time of year, we are looking forward to all our in person events. I'm crossing my fingers that the weather cooperates, and that our Beautification Day is dry, sunny and warm. Hope to see you there!

One event not listed below, I'd like share with you, is the April 25, School Board Meeting. Each month, two school principals are invited to share a school report to the school board. This month, it's our turn! Also, this is the first in person board meeting since February of 2020. I'd love to see some of our Findley Community in attendance, if folks are able. Thank you for considering.

Have a great weekend~

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.


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OHSU Covid Testing

If you have decided that you do not want your student to participate any longer in the OHSU testing, please advise the office through email. We will be happy to remove your child from that list.

Students that have tested positive should not test for 90 days from date of their positive test.

Thank you.

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Parent Partnership 3.0

Executive Function - Working Memory

Our topic this week is presented by our Student Success Coach, Su Hargrave. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Hargrave if you have any additional questions.

If you think of other topics you’d like our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team to cover, please send us an email.

Your Findley SEL Team:

Emily Gotfried, School Counselor emily_gotfried@beaverton.k12.or.us

Victoria Sharan, School Social Worker victoria_sharan@beaverton.k12.or.us

Susan Hargrave, Student Success Coach susan_hargrave@beaverton.k12.or.us

Parent Partnership 3.0
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Community Resources

Community Resources

Bethany & Cedar Mill Library. -October Newsletter

Talking to Children about Scary Events

Coronavirus and Covid: A book for Children about the Pandemic

FREE E-Book "I Love you" A story about not being able to visit relatives during the pandemic

Extensive list of Children's Books related to the Pandemic

COVID-19 Free Washington County Counseling (+accepts undocumented folks)To request an appointment, email COVIDCounseling@co.washington.or.us or call Washington County Behavioral Health at 503-846-4528.

Student Health Center - Catherine Kately Williams is the new mental health provider. KateleyWilliamsC@nhcoregon.org It is easiest to reach her via email as she does not have a specific phone routed to her. Cat is available M-F 8-5 and will conduct sessions via zoom. She will serve a bridge gap, providing up to about 10 sessions before she moves students on to a long-term counselor if necessary. They are set up to take every major insurance plan including Kaiser for OHP kids. They will also have an intake person who can help families get the kids on OHP.


Before coming to school to volunteer, please make sure you have completed your background check with the District.

You must be cleared and have a valid COVID Vaccine card on file in order to be in the classroom with students.

Here is the link in order to complete the background check.


Findley PTO

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.

Findley Spring Beautification

Please join us on Saturday April 23rd from 11am to 3pm (rain or shine) to help beautify Findley’s School grounds.

Gear up to help clean up our school by weeding, adding new plants/ shrubs and sowing new flowering seeds in the school ground. Come with your full family and stay for as long as you can.

Wear your yard gloves & bring spades, shovels, rakes, trowels (for digging weeds), broom, pruners, loppers, knee pads for weeding and lots of KID energy!!

We will supply a large dumpster for yard debris and snacks/ water/ drinks for all the amazing hard workers. Small fun gifts for all kids who come to help!!

Sign up here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FxP5uMtXfB1BxKvqByF0xIixLNcmXPhlcP4iFbKuITk/edit?usp=sharing

If there are questions/comments, please email – Anujabbansal@gmail.com

Findley Parents, don't forget to order your yearbook. Due to the many months we have extended the order period, we cannot guarantee any will be for sale at the end of the year.

Ensure your student gets a copy of the yearbook & follow the link to order yours before time runs out.



Book Fair

Hello Findley Families,

We are so excited to have the Scholastic Book Fair back at Findley from May 5-11! The easiest way for your student to shop the Fair is by setting up an eWallet account. Please check out the Book Fair homepage for eWallet setup: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/findleyelementaryschool

You may set up and manage your student’s eWallet account between April 14-May 11.

For more information, check out this video: https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/3lore41DKO_default/index.html?videoId=6275847261001

We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair!


I'm excited to announce that we will be having a 5th grade celebration this year!

On Friday, June 17th we will be holding the 5th grade celebration that will include the following:

● Play Fit Fun (9:30 - 11:30 am)

● Pizza lunch

● 5th Grade Assembly (1:30 - 2:30 pm)

I will need some amazing parent volunteers to help me with the celebration and some other preparation for the day.

Please click on the following sheet to sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VoZNxtLUX_ZIxPfo-AJSjiItlBKSbE3dGk61SMCY_60/edit?usp=sharing

I will then schedule a meeting where we can meet to go over the details and give more information

I can't wait to celebrate with all of you and the students!

If you have any questions, please email me anytime!


Lauren Wylie

5th Grade Committee Lead laurenwylie1995@gmail.com

Upcoming Events


19th- Early Release Day

22nd - Virtual Assembly - Findley Spirit Gear - Earth Day

23rd - Spring Beautification 11am - 3pm Watch for signup to come

27th - Conferences 4-8 pm

28th - 29th No School - Conferences


2nd- 6th Staff Appreciation Week!

5th- 11th Book Fair

6th- Bingo Night

18th- Rock & Roll Day

26th- Early Release Day

30th- No School, Memorial Day


10th- Findley Carnival!

15th- Field Day

17th- 5th Grade Celebrations

20th - No School JuneTeenth

21st - Last Day of School Early Release Day

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